Work & Family HelplineIf the resources below do not answer all your questions, please call our helpline (services available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and other languages).
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Know Your Rights: Videos
Interactive ToolsGet personalized information on your rights to take leave for pregnancy, bonding, and parenting. (They may vary depending on where you work.)
Fact sheets and resources
Here are detailed fact sheets about your rights, plus do-it-yourself guides, sample letters Legal Aid at Work has created for you to use to communicate with your employer, and other resources. For information in Spanish or Chinese, click the translate buttons at top of this page. You can find some of our material in Tagalog here and in Vietnamese here.
Healthcare Provider Sample LettersThese are Word documents you can download. Each provides language required to make a specific type of request of your employer.
Employee Sample Request Letters:
Our PartnersYou may get additional information from groups that Legal Aid at Work collaborates with.
Healthy Mothers Workplace CoalitionLegal Aid at Work directs a coalition of nonprofits, businesses, and government working for stronger family-friendly workplace policies.Learn More
Medical Legal PartnershipsWe collaborate with hospitals and county health departments to provide information on new parents' legal rightsLearn More
California Work & Family CoalitionAs a leading member of the CWFC, we promote laws strengthening family policy.Learn More
Highlights of Our WorkHere are links to blog posts, press releases, and news media coverage about the work of this program.
Paid family leave a boost for small businessesBi-Rite Owner Sam Mogannam explains why he supports SB 63- New Parent Leave Act . . .Learn More
San Francisco Approves Fully Paid Parental LeaveWe helped write the ordinance that made San Francisco the U.S. city to mandate any fully paid leave for new parents.Learn More
WHAT: Healthy Mothers Workplace Celebration and awards ceremony recognizes governmental and community efforts to promote the health of parents and their babies. Media availability. WHO: Representatives of 43 employers that earned Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards for 2016 (see list below) Emily Murase, executive director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women Nancy Milliken, director, National Center of … Continue reading "Work & Family"
San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employersLearn More
WHAT: Healthy Mothers Workplace Celebration and awards ceremony recognizes governmental and...
With unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 2.7 million more of California’s working families is on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Introduced by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), SB 654, the New Parent Leave Act, would extend six weeks of job-protected bonding leave to California workers at companies with at least 20 … Continue reading "Work & Family"
A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical supportLearn More
With unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 27 million more...
San Francisco Introduces Strongest Lactation Accommodation Law in NationStaff Attorney Julia Parish appears with Supervisor Katy Tang on KQED Forum . . .Learn More
Equal Rights to Parental Leave: A Strong Start for all ChildrenJoin us on August 28th at the State Capitol!Learn More
Paid Leave Playbook Event: The right thing to do, the right way to do it.Where you will learn how employers, large and small, retain employees and create a more productive environment through their paid leave policies.Learn More